Literal shadows

I’ve always had a fascination with shadows. Especially the clear sharp ones under intense sunlight. It is like watching mother nature do graphic design at 1:1 scale and at an immersive level.

I also love how shadows fall on different materials, and examining their behaviour in dark, in light, and in varying textures and angles.

My most recent observances are on fuzzy shadows which I hardly paid much attention to prior, because they cast no clear visual framework to catch my eye. They are what I would consider white noise. Until one fine day, as the sun shone through the windows, I woke up to seeing this scene on the wall. Mother nature’s canvas! Her shadows crept indoors and did a little jiggly dance. I was pretty mesmerised and continued watching till the clouds took her away. ❤


* * * latest addition to the family of shadows * * *

Writelee‘s picture of an eclipse! This is very interesting. I always loved shadows because they express an absence of light, yet we know the light is still unconditionally there. It never crossed my mind that someone would take a photo of shadows during a shadowed phase, and this is how it looks like.

Shades of the Moon
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8 Comments Add yours

  1. FeelPurple says:

    Hi There,
    I have been following your blog, and found it interesting and connecting. I have nominated you for the Versatile Bloggers Award,
    Wish you all the best and kind regards! 🙂

    FeelPurple, HP Kahin

    Liked by 1 person

    1. leapingtoes says:

      Hello! Congratulations! And a big thank you for nominating me!
      I would like to keep my blog award-free though. Hope it is okay with you. ❤ Enjoy your day, and keep writing!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. FeelPurple says:

        Thanks! Yes, surely you can stay award free, I
        respect your purview. 🙂 Good Day to you!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Lee says:

    I wanted to send you a picture of an eclipse. But difficult to do in these message bars. Will try to post on my blog. writelee

    Liked by 1 person

    1. leapingtoes says:

      Thank you! It’s a very profound photo with many layers of feels~ Can I share it on this post and link it to yours?

      Liked by 1 person

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